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June 12, 2014
Anderson Takes the MLRA Late Models at Osky

Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 12th, 2014) It was back to life at the Southern Iowa Speedway after last week's rain out but just a few things were different. Taking the traditional Wednesday Night off to race on a Thursday Night produced for a great night of racing with around 100 cars signed in to do battle including the Lucas Oil MLRA/Corn Belt Clash Late Models on DOC360 and KBOE Radio Night.

First feature of the night was in the IMCA Sport Compacts eight lap event. Matt Moore led the first three laps before Bill Whalen Jr grabbed the lead away on lap four. Whalen took his fourth win at Osky this season over Moore, Shaun Slaughter, Austen Beccera and Trent Orwig.

In the KBOE Radio IMCA Sport Mods 15 lap feature, it was Logan Anderson grabbing the early lead. Anderson continued to lead until coming to complete lap nine when he spun in turn four collecting Cory Van Zante. That handed the lead over to "Mighty Mouse" Jason McDaniel, a lead he would not give up. McDaniel took his first win at SIS meanwhile Point Leader Curtis VanDerWal finished second. Carter VanDenBerg, Brayton Carter and Brett Lowry rounded out the top five.

Up next was the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models 30 lap feature and before a single lap was completed the red flag came out when a handful of cars got together in turn four. After the mess was all cleaned up it was John Anderson taking full advantage of starting on the outside front row as he took the lead. Anderson was only slowed by lap traffic late which allowed Chris Simpson to chase him down but it was Anderson taking the win. Simpson beat his brother Chad Simpson for second. Matt Furman was fourth and Jason Utter was fifth. Ryan Gustin finished sixth after starting 22nd because he was forced to a back up car.

The Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 18 lap feature saw Dakota Hayden take the lead on the opening lap but just after the lap was scored the caution came out for Jesse Sobbing in turn four. On the restart, Hayden began to pull away only to see Colt Mather work his way to second and chase down Hayden. Mather and Hayden battled it out on lap 15 before Mather took the lead away with two to go. Mather went on to take the win over Hayden, Casey Greubel, Scott Dickey and Jim Lynch.

Jamie Songer lead the first five laps in the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature. Mike Hughes took the spot away on lap six and just after that Songer spun in turn two. On the resart Hughes would see Dustin Griffiths on the back side and those two began to battle for the lead.  The caution came out again on lap eight but that did not bother either one. Hughes and Griffiths continued to battle until the checkered flag flew which also saw the checkered for Shannon Sherwood in turn two. Hughes took the win and Griffiths was second. Brad Stephens was third, Bill Bonnett was fourth and Justin Hook was fifth.

Final Feature of the night was Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 16 lap feature. They live up to the name of Class To Tough To Tame. Donnie Pearson lead the opening lap but it was Todd Reitzler taking the lead away on lap two but it was not easy for either one to take the lead. Reitzler lead until Damon Murty took the top spot away on lap eight, just after that the caution came out when Donavon Nunnikhoven spun turn four. Murty lead the remaining eight laps to take the win over Brad Pinkerton, Justin Temeyer, Cayden Carter and Nathan Wood.

Next Week it's back to the normal night of racing on Wednesday Night. The Night will be 1st Community Credit Union Box Car Races and John's Tree Service Night. Also on hand will be the Mississippi Valley Vintage Race Cars. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. Hot Laps at 7:00 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For More information check out or call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

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